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Electricity minister urges rationalizing water, energy consumption

March 23, 2019

Electricity minister urges rationalizing water, energy consumption

Minister of Oil, and Minister of Water and Electricity Khaled Al-Fadhel stressed on Thursday the necessity of overcoming water sector challenges, mainly growing consumption rates, through rationalizing the consumption of energy and water.

Al-Fadhel made the statement during the Electricity and Water Ministry’s ceremony marking"... Continue Reading

Kuwait parliament OKs additional appropriations from budget

March 21, 2019

Kuwait parliament OKs additional appropriations from budget

The National Assembly approved, during its follow-up session on Wednesday, a number of bills stipulating additional appropriations for budgets of ministries and other government departments for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The draft laws were endorsed with 50 MPs in favor and five others against, out of the attending 55 lawmakers.

Accordingly,"... Continue Reading

Entrepreneurs accused of violating govt rules by engaging in visa trading

March 18, 2019

Entrepreneurs accused of violating govt rules by engaging in visa trading

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: Some small and medium entrepreneurs have violated the government’s directives on eliminating unemployment, supporting youths and empowering the private sector, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources.

Sources said these entrepreneurs exploited the projects subsidized by the State and privileges granted"... Continue Reading

Ministry to announce teachers’ vacancies online; expats can apply

March 18, 2019

Ministry to announce teachers’ vacancies online; expats can apply

KUWAIT: Ministry of Education (MOE) Undersecretary Saud Al-Harbi yesterday approved an online ad to be posted on the ministry’s website to officially declare the ministry’s requirements to recruit teachers, including expatriates, to work in public schools during the 2019-2020 school year. The ad said English, French, Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geology and Physical Education"... Continue Reading

MPs call on government to cut expat numbers by 50%

March 12, 2019

MPs call on government to cut expat numbers by 50%

A number of lawmakers yesterday called on the government to adopt serious measures to drastically reduce the number of expatriates and stop what they called “their onslaught on public services”. MP Khalil Al-Saleh, who heads a parliamentary committee to speed up the process of finding jobs for nationals, called on the government to implement a proposal stipulating deporting half of the 3.3 million"... Continue Reading

PAI plans to close fourteen defaulting industrial plants

March 11, 2019

PAI plans to close fourteen defaulting industrial plants

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: Government’s plan to collect its dues is proceeding in full swing, and according to the procedures announced by the former, there will be no leniency towards those who default, reports Al- Nahar daily.

The daily quoting an informed source said the Public Authority for Industry, for example, has been"... Continue Reading

Kuwait to expand CCTV coverage – Every inch monitored

March 11, 2019

Kuwait to expand CCTV coverage – Every inch monitored

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: In order to strengthen the monitoring and security of the country and the safety of the citizens, the Council of Ministers has decided to add 37 more government facilities and markets in the country to the list of places which are already protected by the CCTV cameras, reports Annahar daily.

The sources said"... Continue Reading

‘Commerce’ adjusts method of calculating proportion of fees

March 7, 2019

‘Commerce’ adjusts method of calculating proportion of fees

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) has adjusted the method of calculating the proportion of administrative, technical and storage fees obtained by the company Kuwait Flour Mills and Bakeries Company to provide ration goods, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The sources pointed out that the calculation of the percentage of fees will be from now on based on the value"... Continue Reading

Kuwait minister of commerce acknowledges MPs’ grilling right

March 7, 2019

Kuwait minister of commerce acknowledges MPs’ grilling right

Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan has affirmed that MPs enjoy supervisory powers namely the “genuine” right of interpolating the executive authority.

Minister Al-Roudhan was speaking to journalists on sidelines of Tuesday’s parliamentary session, during which MPs Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie and Mubarak"... Continue Reading

Annual leave of 35 days to be granted in private sector

March 7, 2019

Annual leave of 35 days to be granted in private sector

Rapporteur of the Health Committee of the National Assembly MP Osama Al-Shaheen said the committee during its meeting has approved two draft laws – the first concerning the draft law on charity work and the second an amendment to the national Labor Law – which will be submitted to the National Assembly for discussion during the next session.

Al-Shaheen"... Continue Reading

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